Discover Porto from the above! Follow our tips for the best city views.
Today’s list is all about the views. It can be a challenge for some to climb up a 76 m high tower, or explore the under arches of a bridge by foot… But we guarantee that all of that is worth it for the amazing views these places provide. Check our top 5 places with incredible views over Porto and choose your favorite – or visit them all!
1. Clérigos Tower
Climb up the 240 steps of this inescapable spot for a breathtaking view – from there you have great views of places like Sé Cathedral, Episcopal Palace, Gaia Riverside and Porto in general. Tickets cost around 5€.
2. Pinnacle of Serra do Pilar Monastery
If you are ready for more climbing, cross D. Luis Bridge and go up to Serra do Pilar Monastery. For 3€ you can get a ticket that will give you access to the church’s pinnacle to see Porto and the Douro River from an incredible view.
3. City Hall Tower
The challenge here is not really about climbing but getting a spot for this visit! Every first Sunday of the month the City Hall offers guided tours to explore the building, discover its history and go up its 70 m high tower. The tours are usually fully booked months before, so if you want to have a unique view over the city center you will have to plan in advance! The visits are free of charge.
4. Arrábida Bridge
This is for the adventurous visitors! To get a different perspective over the city and the Douro River, how about exploring the arches of Arrábida Bridge? You’ll be 65 m high over the river after climbing 262 steps! The visit last half an hour and is done in groups. Get your safety helmet on and enjoy.
5. 17° Restaurant & Bar
Time to relax and enjoy a drink while having an incredible view over Porto! At the top of Infant D. Henrique Hotel, located in the heart of Porto, there’s a rooftop bar with great drinks. After all this climbing you deserve it!
We hope you liked our suggestions and go check some of this places! We are confident that the amazing views will not disappoint you! ;) And to discover more hidden secrets of Porto, book a tour with us! Tell us what are your interests and we will design a tour specially for you and according to your needs. Don’t hesitate in contacting us!